Wednesday, April 4, 2012
All hands on Deck! 20 helpers to cook for the night's guests
Oh What a sight?
The cooks surround the pot
What scrummy dish is that I see?
Akila and Issanka
Mahesh after a long drive the previous day coming to Ratmale only at 9.30pm in the cab.
As usual only imbibing and not working!
Pol Kiri for the curries
Cooking in progress
Fried fresh lake fish
Leela at work
Akila and Sagara pretending to work
Who is pouring the oil?
Women at work and the men at play
Pouring the coconut oil into the huge wok!
Tell me who bends down more than a cook in rural Sri Lanka
Cooks X 20!!
End of the cooking
Unloading stuff from the cab
At the well towards the evening
Clearing and cleaning at the well
Final supervision by Leela (Shashika's Mom)
Final Preparations for serving the dinner
Food Served on a Nelum Kolaya (Leaf of the water plant Nelum)
At nightfall with the reflections over the ponds
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Meeting the crowd, mainly Youth of Minneriya
Nelum Kola for the serving sans plates
The Table from slices
Eating out by the pond
Comfortably on the mat
Singing and Dancing
Reflection in the Night on the water in one of the ponds